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Tigard murder suspect found in hometown near Tacoma

Orlando Pouncey was arrested at a family member's home and is facing extradition back to Oregon to face murder charges


PounceyAfter nearly two weeks on the run, a Tigard murder suspect is behind bars after he was arrested at a family member’s home in Washington.

Orlando Lee Pouncey, 29, was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 in Spanaway, Wash., a small town about the size of Sherwood south of Tacoma.

Pouncey was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, according to Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police Department.

Pouncey was located at a family member’s home in the 100 block of 163rd Street South in Spanaway, Wolf said. He was arrested without incident and lodged in the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma.

It’s familiar ground for Pouncey. According to his Facebook page, Pouncey grew up in the Tacoma area and attended Pierce College, a community college located in nearby Lakewood, Wash.

According to Pierce County Corrections, Pouncey was arraigned Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive.

There is no word yet on when he will face extradition to Oregon, but it likely won’t be this month. Pouncey is expected back in a Tacoma courtroom on March 10 to discuss his extradition.

Tigard Police coordinated with the Marshals Task Force to assist with the arrest, Wolf said. The Marshals Task Force is comprised of U.S. Marshals Service investigators from Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

Pouncey was wanted in connection with the Jan. 30 shooting death of Jerry Duy Nguyen of Beaverton.

Nguyen had gone to his ex-wife’s home in the 10700 block of Southwest Canterbury Lane to pick up his son when he was shot three times by Pouncey at about 5:45 p.m., police allege.

Nguyen’s ex-wife was outside with him at the time of the shooting, Wolf said. Nguyen’s son was inside the home at the time and did not see the shooting.

When police arrived, theyfound neighbors performing CPR on Nguyen outside the condominium, and later, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pouncey is the boyfriend of Nguyen’s ex-wife and lives in the Mapletree Apartments on Southwest Canterbury Lane, Wolf said..

No motive has been released for the shooting.

Pouncey had been on the run since the shooting. He was last seen fleeing the scene after the shots were fired.

Last week, a Washington County grand jury indicted Pouncey on charges of murder, unlawful use of a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offered a cash reward of up to $1,000 last week for information that led to an arrest.

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